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It wasn’t a happy weekend for Diego Sanchez, as the former Ultimate Fighter winner had two vehicles stolen from his driveway in New Mexico.

Both an Audi S4 and Lexus RX350 were taken from the house in Albuquerque, and Sanchez is using social media in hopes of finding the vehicles:

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Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg took part in a very sexual photo shoot with her friend, Larissa Almeida Reis controlling the camera.

Cyborg is recovering from an injury that forced her out of a planned title defense in December, targeting a return to action in early 2015.

“Larissa is my friend, and for some years I have always admired her work as an athlete and model,” Cyborg said on her personal blog. “She has many fans around the world, I feel very privileged to be representing one of your Hardcoreis brands. Not much my thing do this kind of photos but I was very happy with the result.”

Below is just a few of the pictures featured of Cyborg:

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returned to the Octagon this past year for the first time in over 700 days.

Now, months removed from that win over Takeya Mizugaki that placed “The Dominator” in a position to challenge for the belt he never lost, another knee injury has struck.

Cruz underwent two surgeries to repair his knee previously. This time, he’ll need to have his other ACL replaced.

The UFC stripped Cruz of his title – he had been the only person to wear it in the promotion after they absorbed the WEC with Cruz as champion – after a groin injury knocked him out of a planned title defense with then-interim champ Renan Barao.

Reigning titleholder T.J. Dillashaw was expected to defend his belt vs. Cruz in 2015.

Cruz made the announcement via his Facebook page with the following post:

It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury. This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries.

Leading up to my last fight in September and after, I have practiced a very careful and methodical training and diet regime to keep my body healthy. Unfortunately, this is beyond my understanding and control.

I don’t have a timetable for my return but trust and know I will pour my heart and soul into returning to the Octagon.

I want to thank the UFC, my fans and my sponsors ahead of time for your support and prayers. I appreciate you more than you could understand.

I don’t have any other facts to share right now. I, along with my camp, respectfully request privacy at this difficult time. Thank You.

Rampage Jackson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returned to the UFC over the weekend, igniting a bit of a firestorm on social media.

Jackson was believed to be still tied to a contract with Bellator MMA when he agreed to return to the Octagon, but the former light heavyweight champion let it be known on his official website what has been going on involving both sides for the past five months.

Below is the statement released on Jackson’s site:

After five months of grueling negotiations and gray-area contract talks with Bellator MMA and parent-company Viacom, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson officially terminates his contract with the up-and-coming promotion citing multiple breaches since the removal of President and Founder Bjorn Rebney. Jackson exercises a clause in the agreement that allows for a 45-day window to satisfy any contract dispute. Bellator MMA, failing to fulfill the requests of Jackson, was put on notice, failed to respond and eventually notified that negotiations were officially terminated.

Jackson’s U.K.-based fight manager and Wolfslair Academy founder Anthony McGann confirms, late Saturday night, that “Rampage has indeed signed with the UFC.” Details of the deal have not been made public. Jackson was available for comment late Saturday night from his Laguna Hills, CA training center Rampage Family Fitness and provided the following: “I went to the UFC and we put a deal together that worked out for both of us. I’m excited to be here. The UFC had nothing to do with me leaving Bellator. I was done with Bellator when I made the final call and they still didn’t do what they had to do contractually. I wish those guys the best but I’m where I belong.”

Stay tuned to RampageJackson.com for the latest news and official updates on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was caught off-guard a bit when the UFC decided to release a promotional video highlighting the interaction he had with Daniel Cormier off-camera.

Jones, who meets Cormier on January 3 at UFC 182, stated on a recent episode of “UFC Tonight” that he was bothered by the decision, but understands it’s “in the best interest” of the company to use it.

The two were being interviewed on ESPN after their infamous brawl following a press conference. When the live cameras went off, the two traded barbs, with “Bones” threatening to kill Cormier.

“At first I was a little offended that the UFC would post something like that,” he said. “I don’t think it’s healthy for the general public to see the UFC champion say they’re going to kill someone. I don’t think it’s really in my best interest.”

Jones has had a few previous run-ins with the company, including his decision to not fight Chael Sonnen on short notice a few years back that ultimately led to the cancellation of an entire UFC pay-per-view event.

“It’s in the UFC’s best interest (to use the video),” Jones said. “So I kind of had to swallow my pride. I said it.”

Below is the video promo Jones was referring to:

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